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KemperSports Expands Portfolio to Myrtle Beach, Adds Tidewater Golf Club

Premier Myrtle Beach Golf Destination Ranked Among the Palmetto State’s Best and  Marks Company’s Expansion into Golf-Rich South Carolina

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – KemperSports, a leading golf, sports, entertainment and hospitality company, announced today that it has added Tidewater Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. to its growing portfolio, marking its expansion into the golf-rich Palmetto State. KemperSports will bring its four decades of proven expertise in managing some of the country’s top golf facilities to strengthen Tidewater’s reputation as the premier public golf experience on the Grand Strand.

“Myrtle Beach has long been a favorite golf destination for avid golfers, and we are excited to be managing our first property there,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “Tidewater is at the top of the market and has earned the reputation as one of the region’s must-play courses from locals and visitors alike with a great design and stunning views. We look forward to enhancing the golf experience and becoming a part of this passionate golf community.”

Situated along the picturesque Carolina coastline and nestled between the Intercoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove Inlet, Tidewater Golf Club was designed by local architect Ken Tomlinson. Upon opening in 1990, the course was named “Best New Public Course” in America by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Since then, Tidewater has continued to be one of the Myrtle Beach-area’s most celebrated designs and earned additional awards and accolades from leading publications and organizations.

In 2022, the course was named South Carolina’s Golf Course of the Year by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association. Recently, the course appeared on Golf Digest’s 2023-2024 “Best in State” rankings and reached No. 7 on Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play 2023 State-By-State” list and No. 4 on GolfPass’ 2023 Golfers’ Choice list of best courses in South Carolina.

While the course tips out at just over 7,000 yards, nine of Tidewater’s 18 holes play along the water to provide a one-of-a-kind golf experience. One of Tidewater’s most distinguishing features is the unparalleled preservation of the surrounding natural environment. Thoughtfully designed to coexist harmoniously with the local flora and fauna, Tidewater provides an immersive golfing experience through the natural Lowcountry landscape while maintaining the ecological integrity of the area.

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About Tidewater Golf Club:

Tidewater Golf Club, located in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., is a renowned golf destination offering a championship 18-hole golf course designed by Ken Tomlinson. Set amidst the breathtaking Carolina coastline, the club provides golfers with a unique experience, blending challenging play with stunning coastal views. Committed to environmental stewardship and guest satisfaction, Tidewater Golf Club continues to be a top choice for golf enthusiasts and travelers seeking an exceptional golf vacation. To learn more about Tidewater Golf Club, visit

About KemperSports:

KemperSports is a leading sports, entertainment and hospitality company that delivers operational excellence in property and experience management. Headquartered in Chicago with regional offices throughout the U.S., KemperSports manages more than 140 golf courses, private clubs, sports venues, and destination resorts nationwide. It has more golf properties named among the top 100 U.S. public and resort courses as rated by GOLF Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek than any other management company. For more information about KemperSports, visit

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Media Contact:

Gehrig Parker, KemperSports | 847-977-3400

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